Bring Self-Improvement With These 5 Simple Steps
Way back in 2020 we wrote a blog post to help you and the title is How To Make Big Changes By Tiny Steps (you can read that post here - https://www.wendybottrell.com/blog/how-to-make-big-changes-by-tiny-steps
When we are curious about who we truly are and use simple steps to make change we begin to live our best lives.
“Inch by inch, life's a cinch. Yard by yard, life's hard.” ― John Bytheway
Let’s start by acknowledging that we’re fantastic just the way we are! Everything you’ve done and everything you are makes you you, which is a terrific individual!
That said, we must be honest with ourselves and say that there are things we’d like to see change. This is simply a part of living your best life, right? Maybe it’s how you deal with challenges or what you do when confronted with a disrespectful colleague. Or maybe it is about getting on track to improve your health and fitness each day.
These little habits or tendencies may not only be frustrating, but they could also be standing in the way of you getting an awesome promotion or living your best healthy life each and every day. So, why let them?
Here are five simple steps to bring self-improvement and feeling phenomenal about yourself.
Check it out and be sure to share any questions, ideas or comments below this post.
1. Get to Know You
We take for granted that we know what we want. But unfortunately, no one teaches us how to determine our likes and dislikes, hopes and dreams. And it can take years until we actually know who we are.
One of the most important steps of self-improvement is understanding yourself. So, now is the time to get curious about what makes you who you are. Once you become familiar with all the layers, you can start making the changes you want to see improvement in.
Look at yourself objectively and ask yourself these questions:
2. Sleep Well
Sleep is the forgotten Pillar of Wellness. If you’re a night owl or just like partying, this will be a simple step to change. We’re not suggesting you stop socializing or living your life however taking some time to focus on getting consistent with your sleep will be important.
I’ve heard it said that if people would just get to bed earlier and have better sleep most illness would simply disappear. This is how vital sleeping well is to your best healthy life.
According to the Sleep Foundation, the average adult needs between 7–9 hours of sleep each night. Getting that quality sleep will help you wake up fresh, energized, and ready to embark on a new day.
Besides keeping you focused and alert, good sleep boosts your immune system, reduces stress, and helps you maintain your weight. In addition, sleep can lower the risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease and Type-2 diabetes.
3. Exercise Well
Your physical well-being has a direct impact on your mental and emotional state . Therefore, being healthy is important to living a high-quality lifestyle and not fearing what needs to be changed or improved.
More importantly, through regular exercise and eating healthy foods, you fuel your body and mind. So, you stop aching all over and start feeling energized.
You can go up a flight of stairs without feeling like your heart is about to pop out of your chest. Walking becomes your new mode of transportation, and your clothes look better than ever on you.
Combined, these things factor in on how you feel about yourself. When you look good, your self-esteem gets a nice boost. You become more confident to try new things or meet new people.
4. Stay Curious
Make a habit of learning something new each day for the rest of your life. Being exposed to new ways of thinking and doing has the power of changing the quality of your thoughts.
You get to see things from a different perspective, which gives you insight into new information. As a result, you can start changing how you live for the better.
Being curious doesn’t always have to be for young, eager children. You can do the same thing at any age to help you stay alert and active.
After all, if we’re not learning and growing, then we’re dying. Check out some ways to keep learning at any age:
5. Celebrate Your Successes
No one knows about celebrating successes perhaps better than Nelson Mandela. He said, “Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.”
Make a habit of recognizing your hard work and accomplishments and the sacrifices you made to get there. Be proud of your progress and how you feel about everything you’ve learned in the process.
When you look back and know what you’re capable of achieving, you get a fresh insight into what needs to be tweaked for the next challenge. Then, you can make changes where needed to keep moving forward and improving day by day!
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Walking outdoors will help improve your brain power and definitely helps reduce stress. Walking in the morning is best and not only does it feel good, but it helps with your sleep at night and that helps with your brain power.
“Research shows that regular walking actually modifies your nervous system so much that you’ll experience a decrease in anger and hostility,” she says, especially when you're going for a stroll through some greenery or soaking in a bit of sunlight. This can be particularly helpful during the colder months when seasonal depression spikes. (source: Here- https://www.geelongmedicalgroup.com.au/2018/11/7-incredible-health-benefits-of-walking-30-minutes-a-day )
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